AJS 1927 Model H 8 498 cc OHV single frame# H 90714 engine# H91895
The four Stevens brothers had been in motorcycle manufacturing since the final years of the 19th century, but only in 1911 their first complete “AJS” motorcycle, a 298 cc two speeder, was marketed.
For the 1912 season their first V- twin, the model D, was brought out. In the 1914 Junior TT a magnificent first and second place was scored.
From 1925 on prefixes were used to the numbering system: E=1925, G=1926, H=1927 K= 1928.
The 500cc OHV model was introduced for the 1925 TT races; it made a big impression by making the fastest lap in history ( till then that is) at a speed of 68.97 mph.
It was first catalogued for the 1926 season as the Model G 8.
For 1927 eight models were catalogued, ranging from a 350 cc side valve to a 799 cc V- twin.
Bore and stroke dimensions are 84×90 mm, carburettor is Binks with twist grip control.
The cylinder head is detachable and lubrication is by mechanical oil pump and auxiliary hand pump.
The machine weighs 274 lbs. and is a well-detailed restoration.